North West REC and Basin Electric Power Cooperative Make Donation to the NCC Powerline Program

Northwest Iowa Community College recently received a $10,000 gift from the combined efforts of North West Rural Electric Cooperative and Basin Electric Power Cooperative.  From the funds received, new lab equipment will be added to the NCC Powerline program.

This donation reflects a combined total donation match from Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Matching Donation Fund. Headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota, Basin Electric is the primary power supplier for Lyon County Rural Electric Cooperative, Osceola Electric Cooperative, North West REC, and Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative.  The Basin Electric Power Cooperative Matching Donations Fund exists to provide charitable matching gifts to a wide range of programs for the greatest social and economic benefit to its members, employees, and the communities they serve.

The local rural electric cooperatives have possessed a strong relationship with Northwest Iowa Community College as it has supported the operational needs of the cooperative for many years. Many of the powerline workers that are employed by these entities have graduated from NCC’s Powerline program.

For more information about NCC’s Powerline program or gifts to programs offered at NCC, please contact 800-352-4907.

(Photo:  L-R, Kristi Landis, Director of College Advancement for Northwest Iowa Community College, Lyle Korver, CEO and General Manager of North West REC, John Hartog, Ph. D. President of Northwest Iowa Community College